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aperson111 Post time: 2014-7-3 09:29
Can we say that "no zuo no die" is borrowed from Chinese by west?

No we can't because nobody in the West uses this expression.

But "long time no see" was borrowed from Cantonese
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MisterPanda Post time: 2014-7-9 19:40
No we can't because nobody in the West uses this expression.

But "long time no see" was borrowed  ...

Don't you know that the "no zuo no die" has been recorded in Urban Dictionary, an American online slang dictionary?

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aperson111 Post time: 2014-7-11 09:10
Don't you know that the "no zuo no die" has been recorded in Urban Dictionary, an American online  ...

Don't you know that NOBODY in the real world say "no zuo no die" ?

An online slang dictionary has no value whatsoever...
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aperson111 Post time: 2014-7-11 09:10
Don't you know that the "no zuo no die" has been recorded in Urban Dictionary, an American online  ...

Yeah, urban dictionary is written by everyone and anyone...not language scholars.

go look up dunscrew...my friend sam wrote that one and I dont know anyone except him who uses it.
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seneca Post time: 2014-7-11 17:34
Some of the more common Chinese loanwords in the English language:

kowtow (verb, noun), to humili ...

Actually most of the Chinese loanwords in English come from Cantonese and not Mandarin (which makes sense).

I believe the most famous is "long time no see"
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